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Reefs at Risk: A Map-Based Indicator of Threats to the World's Coral Reefs

By: Dick Bryant, Laurette Burke, John McManaus and Mark Spalding

56 pages, Col photos, figs, tabs, maps

World Resources Institute

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #106714 | ISBN: 1569732574
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About this book

global assessment of anthropogenic threats to coral reefs by overfishing, coastal development, and other human activity. The study finds that nearly 60 percent of the earth's coral reefs are threatened by human activity - ranging from coastal development and overfishing to inland and marine pollution - leaving much of the world's marine biodiversity at risk.


Contents

Reefs and people - what is at stake?; coral reef ecosystems; threats to reefs; overfishing of target species; coral reef bleaching; cyanide fishing - poison on the reef; the reefs at risk indicator; decision rules for component indicators; status of the world's coral reefs; improving our knowledge base; protecting the health of coral reef ecosystems; reefs and marine protected areas; threatened reefs and signs of promise - reef locations.

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